Category: Events

Lightning Talks: UX/UI Joseph O’Connor, Dave Martin

Notes from two talks at San Francisco WordCamp 2014: Accessible UX and Remote Testing by Joseph O’Connor Official description: Disabled users help uncover interesting behaviors when Accessible User Experience (UX) research methods are applied to WordPress. Results are very instructive and apply to many use cases. Eric Wright: testing “make new post” Amanda Rush: Cisco academy for the vision impaired, WordPress...

Notes from "Growing Up WordPress" by Jenn Schiffer

Notes from  the talk given at the 2014 WordCamp conference in San Francisco by Jenn Schiffer. Official description: Much like how the sounds of my favorite emo bands of the 2000s have changed, so has the capability of our favorite blogging platform to solve problems and even generate art. This talk is a 10-year retrospective and love letter to a platform...

Code is Poetry: A Musician’s Tale by Helen Hou-Sandí, #wcsf14

Notes from  the talk given at the 2014 WordCamp conference in San Francisco by Helen Hou-Sandí. Official description: During a decade spent as a professional musician, I discovered web development and then WordPress, and made a primary career switch. While on the surface they sound incongruous, I believe that skills I learned and honed as a classical pianist have translated directly...

Lightning Talks: WordPress in Context John Eckman, Rachel Baker, Jeremy Felt

Notes from 3 “Lightning Talks” on the topic of “WordPress in Context“ Learning From the Other 78% by John Eckman Official description: Many of us in the WordPress community focus exclusively on the platform. But what can we learn from those who, for a variety of reasons, aren’t (or aren’t yet) using WordPress? What can those outside our community teach...

From the Front Lines of Multi-Device Web Design by Luke Wroblewski, #wcsf14

Notes from Luke Wroblewski‘s talk on “From the Front Lines of Multi-Device Web Design” at the 2014 WordCamp conference in San Francisco. Official description: It’s hard enough to design a great mobile or Web site but what about experiences that span these devices and more? Join Luke for a set of lessons learned designing Web products that attempt to embrace...

Design with Personas: A Lean Approach by Davide Casali #wcsf14

Notes from a talk at the 2014 WordCamp in San Francisco on Design with Personas: A Lean Approach* by Davide Casali. @folletto (I missed the first few minutes of the talk.) Designers and developers are thinking of different users We need to think of clearly spelled out users we design for Broad set of users is worst than narrow set...

Lightning Talks: Doing it Right (Zack Tollman, Joe Dolson) #wcsf14

The second session I manged to attend (after one was postponed due to an emergency drill included two “Lightning Talks: Doing it Right” A Look at WordPress Performance by Zack Tollman (@wired) Official description: While site performance is an important topic in the WordPress community, how are we really doing at maintaining fast websites in the real world? In my talk,...

Notes Cody Brown's talk "Lessons Learned from Unlocking the Web" #wcsf14

The first talk I attended at WordCamp 2014 in San Francisco was by Cody Brown, titled “Lessons Learned from Unlocking the Web” First sites are often fan sites People lurk before they post/create site Fear of speaking on the web doesn’t go away even for those who’ve done it before Books on helping people to get over fear of public...

Workshop: Crowdfunding For The Win

A few days ago I attended my first workshop at the still new WIMPSpace. The topic was something I’ve been toying with for a while, Crowdfunding For The Win, so I was looking forward learning more. It was led by Nancy Hayssen, who just had a successful crowdfunding campaign and raised $5000 to create a children’s book with the theme of...

2013 San Francisco Wordcamp – Day 1

I signed up for the 2013 San Francisco Wordcamp (an annual conference on WordPresss) months ago and finally its day arrived. It arrived a bit early for me as I woke up at 3 AM, due to jet-lag. Nevertheless I am proud to say that I not just attended but also paid attention to seven sessions. For my notes and/or their...